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Mularkey: Give us a chance to show we’re moving in right direction

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 13: Head coach Mike Mularkey of the Tennessee Titans looks on prior to to their game against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on December 13, 2015 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

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When Jon Robinson was introduced as the new Titans General Manager last month, he said at a press conference asked for patience from the team’s fan base as he works to “build this team the right way.”

One of the people who will be helping him work to build the team into one that doesn’t pick in the top two picks of the draft again in 2017 is head coach Mike Mularkey, who was kept on board after serving as the interim coach in the wake of Ken Whisenhunt’s firing last year. That decision wasn’t a terribly popular one for some of the team’s fans, which led Mularkey to echo some of Robinson’s comments during a Monday visit to PFT Live.

“I’m asking our fans to give us a chance,” Mularkey said. “There’s a lot of change going on here. It’s tough to come in in the middle of a season when there’s no change possible with coaches, scheme, things we’re doing around here in the facility. There’s a lot of things that are going in a good direction here and I think our owner recognized there’s some things we did well in a very tough challenging time. . . . Regardless of the record it was the intensity and the way [the team] played and they came out of the field every week and I think they saw that there was something there. But also know we need some, we have a lot of work to do here. I just think it’s important that they give us a chance to show we’re going in the right direction with a lot of changes that are happening. Especially with our coaching staff.”

Growth from quarterback Marcus Mariota would help both the team’s chances of winning and Mularkey’s chances of extending his stay on the sideline. Mularkey talked about some of the areas he’d like to see Mariota improve during his visit to the show and you can here it all by clicking on the video right here.